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Behind The Pen – Marc Cushman

My wingman, Wesley Britton and I had a fascinating chat with award-winning author, Marc Cushman. Marc is the author of The Voyages of Star Trek, books, as well as bio,’s on Moody Blues, Voyages Under The Sea, I Spy and, Lost in Space. He’s also producer, director and writer.

We get lots of behind the scenes gossip on Star Trek and the amazing story of how he’s been in the right place at the right time, many times in his life, so far.

Wesley Britton, who’s been a fan of Marc and has read most of his books, then puts some interesting questions to him.

So sit back get ready to be amazed and have a laugh with us.
Enjoy.

My book review for – DECEPTION by Victoria Saccenti.

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★★★★★
There’s a thin line between love and revenge

There are two main players in this novel. However, even the side characters are just as important.
Joe is an ex-marine who is out for revenge and then there is Hunter, who is penned as a whore and man user, when in fact, she is the total opposite. Only when men’s egos get damaged, they find a way to fight back. Thus she’s left with a reputation she doesn’t deserve.

With a wonderful backstory and the plot coming together, the author then throws in sex and submission.
Joe is a dominant. He lives the lifestyle and has two regular submissives who he plays with.
Determined to get his revenge on the innocent Hunter, he soon discovers that she is a born submissive and is perfect for him. Someone he never even knew he was looking for.
But they both hold secrets that need to be told. Who will break first? And how much more damage can it cause to two broken people?

The author does a great job of explaining the dynamics of a dominant and a submissive relationship.
This is the perfect book for those that love reading hot sizzling sex scenes.
Who would turn down Joe’s command? I know I wouldn’t.

The author will open your mind to this world, and the amazing writing will have you picturing yourself in Hunter’s place or you guys, being the dominant Joe.
Each scene is carefully mapped out. Each character in this book plays a crucial role.
Is there a happy ending for Joe and Hunter? You’ll have to read this book to find out.
I read it in two sittings and I only put it down because I was forced to.
A great read and I look forward to more hot novels by this author.

This is what we authors crave for!

 

Review by Paul White.

The Fish Tank & Other Stories

Marie Elena Alonso-Sierra

 

Two things.

One, I am a hard person to please when it comes to reading.

You see, I don’t much care for populist stories, they are all a bit same-old, same-old. They pander to the lowest common denominator in a sad and futile race for numbers.

I look for stories written from an interesting perspective, ones which touch the soul, stimulate the mind and provoke thought. Elements so often overlooked in favour of the mindless banality which tends to pass for entertainment.

Secondly, I rarely write reviews.

I think I have put pen to paper this way four times in as many years.

Therefore, it is not without reason I write this article, call it a review if you wish, about a book called The Fish Tank & other stories, written by Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra.

I first came across this book whilst editing ‘The List’, an annual recommended reading list published by CQ International. The cover, designed by Scott Carpenter grabbed my attention, exactly as a good cover should.

A little later, I was asked by an author friend if I would read an ARC. I did, hence this rambling account.

I was intrigued by the first tale, Jerrys gift, which sort of sets the feeling for the entire book. I say ‘sort of’ because the ambience of each unfolding story moodily fluctuates while continuing the ambience of haunting hope interwoven with a lingering sadness of passing.

The title tale, the Fish Tank, brings to life the stark reality of the authors experience as a child leaving Castro’s Cuba for a life in exile.

After reading The Fish Tank, I understand Maria’s statement about writing these short stories, “I never suspected creating the short stories would tear at the scab protecting a deep wound I still harbour in my heart, one that will not quite properly heal.”

Each story is narrated beautifully; the well-paced revealing of the characters and their situations makes each tale a joy to read, easily flowing from start to the end.

Reading this book allowed me to glimpse into people’s personal and private lives, to live with them as they feared for what the next day, the next hour may bring and, I felt the subdued passion of hope, as the teasing dreams of a better future dangle tantalisingly a fingertip away.

As I said at the beginning, I am a hard person to please when it comes to reading, which is why I rarely write reviews.

Enough said.

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